Streak Snapped in 6-4 Loss

MWC Pitcher of the Week Christie Zinanti recorded eight K's against the Rams. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT COLLINS -- BYU's (36-17, 12-3) record 16-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Colorado State (27-26, 6-8), as the Rams defeated the Cougars 6-4 Friday afternoon.

Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week Christie Zinanti recorded eight strikeouts, but her team couldn't overcome a late rally by the Rams. Zinanti falls to 17-7 on the year.

"I don't think they beat us today," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "I think we beat ourselves. We did some things that allowed them to come back when we had the game firmly in control. We knew sooner or later someone would beat us, so hopefully we'll regroup tomorrow and come out strong."

Colorado State pitcher Jessica Strickland kept BYU hitters from getting hot for most of the game, as the senior had fanned five and allowed only two hits going into the fifth inning. It was that inning where the Cougars' bats finally got going.

Dani Urincho-Snow led off with a single to left field. After a sacrifice bunt placed pinch-runner Stephanie Platt on second, freshman Angeline Quiocho singled and then stole second to put runners in scoring position. With two outs, senior Cortney Nix-Clark smacked one to right center for a two-RBI double.

In the sixth, Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Jodi Norton hit a lead-off double to right center. Emi Snow followed with a double to left, scoring pinch-runner Jana Anderson. Snow put the Cougars ahead 4-0 on a fielding error by the Rams' shortstop.

But just as BYU appeared to be in the driver's seat, Colorado State evened it all up in the bottom of the order starting with a Julia Kloppe two-out three-run smash that brought the Rams to within one. The same way it happened for the Cougars, a fielding error brought in CSU"s fourth run to make it a tie-game heading into the final inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Ashley Munoz hit a walk-off two-RBI home run ending the game and BYU's streak.

The two teams square off again Saturday at noon (MST) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Brigham Young Univ. at Colorado State

May 04, 2007 at Fort Collins, Colo. (Ram Field)

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (36-17,12-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Cortney Nix-Clark c...... 4 0 1 2 0 1 8 1 0

Jennifer Whiteley lf..... 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Jodi Norton ss........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

Jana Anderson pr........ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Emi Snow rf.............. 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 1

Andrea Ramirez dp........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Daniela Urincho 1b....... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

Stephanie Platt pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tracee Hoch 2b........... 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0

Angeline Quiocho 3b...... 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0

Monica Gonzales cf....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Christie Zinanti p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 25 4 9 3 1 7 20 6 4

Colorado State 6 (27-26,6-8 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Lauren Cusick 3b......... 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0

Allison Majam rf......... 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Ashley Munoz lf.......... 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0

Stacey Leigh c........... 2 1 2 0 1 0 10 1 0

Adriana Lira pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Julia Kloppe 1b.......... 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 1 0

Kim Klabough dp.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rebecca Penland dp...... 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Jessica Strickland p..... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0

Brittany Huerta cf....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

Melissa Routh 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

Robyn Mask ss............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

Totals................... 26 6 6 5 2 8 21 8 4

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 022 0 - 4 9 2

Colorado State...... 000 004 2 - 6 6 1

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Note: 2 outs, 0 runners LOB when the game ended.

E - NORTON 2; MASK, R.. LOB - BYU 4; CSU 4. 2B - NIX-CLARK; NORTON; SNOW;

HOCH; MAJAM, A.; PENLAND, R.. HR - MUNOZ, A.; KLOPPE, J.. HBP - KLABOUGH,

K.. SH - NORTON; RAMIREZ; HOCH; KLOPPE, J.. SB - QUIOCHO. CS - GONZALES.

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Christie Zinanti.... 6.2 6 6 5 2 8 26 30

Colorado State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Jessica Strickland.. 7.0 9 4 3 1 7 25 29

Win - STRICKLAND,J. Loss - ZINANTI. Save - None.

HBP - by ZINANTI (KLABOUGH, K.).

Umpires - HP: Jeff Sloan 1B: Ginger Rendon 3B: Beth Yacono

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 2:09 Attendance: 141

Game notes:

ID-500609

Game: BY-CS1

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 000 022 0 - 4 9 2

Colorado State...... 000 004 2 - 6 6 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 10/c NIX-CLARK; 3/lf WHITELEY; 8/ss NORTON; 18/rf

SNOW; 31/dp RAMIREZ; 22/1b URINCHO; 4/2b HOCH; 33/3b QUIOCHO; 24/cf GONZALES;

14/p ZINANTI;

Colorado State starters: 6/3b CUSICK, L.; 16/rf MAJAM, A.; 33/lf MUNOZ, A.;

18/c LEIGH, S.; 19/1b KLOPPE, J.; 10/dp KLABOUGH, K.; 7/p STRICKLAND,J; 9/cf

HUERTA, B.; 12/2b ROUTH, M.; 3/ss MASK, R.;

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - NIX-CLARK fouled out to 3b. WHITELEY singled

through the left side. NORTON struck out looking. SNOW struck out. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 1st - CUSICK, L. struck out looking. MAJAM, A. grounded

out to 2b. MUNOZ, A. struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - RAMIREZ struck out looking. URINCHO lined out

to lf. HOCH struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 2nd - LEIGH, S. singled to left field. LIRA, A. pinch ran

for LEIGH, S.. KLOPPE, J. out at first c to 2b, SAC, bunt; LIRA, A. advanced to

second. KLABOUGH, K. hit by pitch. STRICKLAND,J struck out. HUERTA, B. struck

out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - LEIGH, S. to c for LIRA, A.. QUIOCHO struck

out looking. GONZALES singled to shortstop. NIX-CLARK popped up to 3b. GONZALES

out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 3rd - ROUTH, M. struck out looking. CUSICK, L. popped up

to 2b. MAJAM, A. struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - WHITELEY walked. NORTON out at first p to 2b,

SAC, bunt; WHITELEY advanced to second. SNOW popped up to c. RAMIREZ grounded

out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 4th - MUNOZ, A. flied out to rf. LEIGH, S. singled

through the left side. KLOPPE, J. flied out to cf. PENLAND, R. to dp for

KLABOUGH, K.. PENLAND, R. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - URINCHO singled to left field. PLATT pinch ran

for URINCHO. HOCH out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; PLATT advanced to second.

QUIOCHO singled to first base; PLATT advanced to third. QUIOCHO stole second.

GONZALES popped up to p. NIX-CLARK doubled to right center, 2 RBI; QUIOCHO

scored; PLATT scored. URINCHO to 1b for PLATT. WHITELEY grounded out to ss.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 5th - STRICKLAND,J struck out. HUERTA, B. lined out to

rf. ROUTH, M. grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - NORTON doubled to right center. ANDERSON pinch

ran for NORTON. SNOW doubled to left field, RBI; ANDERSON scored. RAMIREZ out

at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; SNOW advanced to third. SNOW scored, scored on a

fielding error by ss, unearned. URINCHO struck out looking. HOCH doubled to

right field. QUIOCHO singled; HOCH advanced to third, out at home ss to 1b to

c. 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Colorado State 6th - NORTON to ss for ANDERSON. CUSICK, L. walked.

MAJAM, A. flied out to rf. MUNOZ, A. flied out to lf. LEIGH, S. walked; CUSICK,

L. advanced to second. KLOPPE, J. homered, 3 RBI; LEIGH, S. scored; CUSICK, L.

scored. PENLAND, R. doubled to right center, advanced to third on a fielding

error by ss. STRICKLAND,J reached on an error by ss, advanced to second;

PENLAND, R. scored, unearned. HUERTA, B. grounded out to ss. 4 runs, 2 hits,

2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - GONZALES lined out to p. NIX-CLARK struck out.

WHITELEY popped up to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Colorado State 7th - ROUTH, M. out at first 3b to 2b. CUSICK, L. struck

out. MAJAM, A. doubled down the rf line. MUNOZ, A. homered, 2 RBI; MAJAM, A.

scored. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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